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Entries by Michael Sigman from 11/2011

Cain Case Shines Light on Workplace Sexual Harassment

| Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The corporatization of America has, to some degree, replaced a Wild West business environment with a consistent set of sexual harassment guidelines and training.

Is This the Antidote to Reactivity?

| Posted 11.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientific research indicates that meditation practice can actually change our brain structure to ameliorate reactivity. But meditation is just one tool for what, at the extreme, is known as impulse control disorder.

Moogy Klingman Passes

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Fifty

Mark "Moogy" Klingman passed away last night after a long, brave bout with cancer. You may not have heard his name, but you have heard, and enjoyed, his music.

The Secret Saga of the World's First Punk Band

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

We lived with our parents, so there were no seedy flophouses where we could stay up for days at a time drinking and drugging. We had one groupie, a pretty 10th-grade girl with whom sex was out of the question.

Newt's Nasty Narcissism

| Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

The man Paul Krugman describes as "a stupid man's idea of what a smart person sounds like" is having his brief turn atop the Republican polls, so it's necessary once again to contrast Newt's self-serving fantasies with actual facts from the real world.

In Presidential Politics, Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

| Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Romney and his fellow GOP hopefuls can take comfort in new research indicating that on the pressing issues of the day, their coveted conservative cohort seeks nothing more than to know nothing.